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Giving Sincere Advice to a Sinner


SlmHope u wellI got a question for you, inshallah u can help me with it. A friend if mine recently went to a party and kissed a girl who had just drunk beer. He has approached me and asked."I tasted the beer in her mouth so does that mean that my duas and salah are not accepted for 40 days?" Plz help me give him a beautiful answer which will inshallah bring him back to the fold of Islam.Jzk


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, and all his Companions.

It is incumbent on your friend to repent to Allah, The Exalted, of kissing a woman who is unlawful for him and going to that party where he drank alcohol. You should also advise him and remind him of the need to repent; Islam is founded on the exchange of sincere advice, as the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said. If he rejects your advice, there is no good in keeping the company of a dissolute person. The Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Do not accompany except a believer, and do not serve your food except to a pious person.

However, the relevant warning for those who drink Khamr (intoxicants), having their prayers rejected and what you have mentioned in the question, do not apply to him because merely tasting something is not called drinking. Therefore, when a fasting person tastes food and it does not reach his throat, it does not invalidate the fast.

Allah knows best.

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